Tokara Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2010
This wine displays a brilliant pale straw colour with hints of green. Aromas of freshly cut grass, nettles, green figs and lemongrass emerge from the glass with a lingering hint of sea air on the nose. The palate is crisp and fresh with intense flavours of nettles, gooseberries, cut grass and greengage jelly; and a slight salty finish. There is a crisp acidity and a full rich mid palate finishing with flinty, mineral and talcum notes. This wine drinks beautifully now but will develop well until 2015.
When describing their wine, TOKARA's winemakers use words such as intensity, complexity and balance. They also emphasise the point that the wine shows a strong sense of place, reflecting the elegance and commitment to the excellence of its estate. TOKARA's wines are distinctive and sophisticated. They will age well and should gain in character when set down for a few years. Contributing to this quality is the estate's dedication to cutting edge technologies.